Amazon might not be the first to deliver packages via drones. The Wall Street Journal reports that retailers in South Korea are looking into new ways to lure customers back to brick-and-mortar stores and away from shopping online with foreign brands, and drone delivery is one of the options being considered.
Another idea is using the country's 7,000 7-Eleven stores as drop-off locations for packages. Korean beauty brand AmorePacific is among the companies looking into omnichannel retailing that seamlessly bridges the gap between brick-and-motor and online shopping. According to the Journal, data researchers say that after 2016, more purchases in Korea are likely to be made on mobile phones than on computers.
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